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Day 163 - Grand Rapids

How cool is it that Peppers put audience and their crew in the new video? The song is Snow and speaking of snow, take a look out the window. That is known as cold snow and it is strange stuff that somehow knows how old you are. If you are a kid, it loves to be fun and play games but if you are older, it prefers to annoy you and tries to crash your car and loves to clog your driveway.

Today is our second to last show of this three week leg and the momentum of going home fills the air with a mixture of extra work and sleeping in our own beds soon. It feels good. Oh look, there is some sort of memo, who is this meant for? What does it mean? Should I read it or use it for scratch paper. Oh well, most likely does not concern me, nothing to see here, move along.

Whoa, hey what is this thing near the sound board? Hmmm, wonder what it is and why it is here? That is odd, usually this spot does not have one of these here.

Maybe I should roll it over to the sound board and keep beers in it. Oh well, probably just a decoration but it does look a bit suspicious. Uh oh, hey Nick, do you notice anything funny going on?

Good thing we covered the console in time.

"...and for tonight's evening news we are getting reports of a freak storm dropping a record snowfall mainly in central regions, FOH is reporting over 6 inches coming down in 3 minutes...."

and so occurred the third and last Peppers snowfall at FOH. Though the idea was solid and the audience reaction wonderful, a minor oversight realized ends the FOH storms. Ask yourself this: "Is it really worth the effect to create that much wasted paper?" Go green, bye bye fake snow, lesson learned and smiles abound.

The very happy our band is environmentally conscience,

Dave Rat

P. S. Rock shows use lots of batteries and another cool thing we just implemented is switching to rechargeable's in the "In Ear Monitor System." That alone save 30 AA cells a night! Very cool!


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Don on :

Dave, i can see the last vestiges of fall mingling into the snow, this must be global warming the seasons are clearly overlapping, i saw swimmers bathing in the same spot only days ago. I also notice you rent a lot of your road cases from the big black gerbil case hire company :-) [I see they are clearly infringing your trademark or have i stumbled into some new scott and dave scheme as i saw the vdosc all clearly marked 'rat' in an earlier picture.] there is a lot of subliminal advertising space all around FOH all we seem to use it for is more roadie signs like NO DRINKS - FEED ENGINEER/ DO NOT FEED ENGINEER - WARNING CAGED LAMPI WILL BITE- YES WE KNOW THE BAND anyway i digress slightly, i noted the international loader/pusher symbol for TOP , for those unfamiliar with the gaffer/sharpie scheme adopted for decades NO TIP. How many times in your career have you had to pick up the pieces on a show after your NO TIP had become tipped by some translation error and done a day in a truck (i know Nick & others do this for you these days) does this spark some further bloggable memoirs.

Phil on :

Hey Dave, Watched the Snow video this morning - Very cool to have you and the others in there. - Phil

Phil on :

And what's up with VH1 screwing up the name of the song? "Oh Hey"???? Video World Premiere: "Snow (Oh Hey)"

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